Low Calorie Carnitas Protein Bowls

Low Calorie Carnitas Protein Bowls

This Low Calorie Carnitas Protein Bowls recipe is just 406 calories, and that includes all the toppings, and is based off using regular white rice. I have also supplied you with protein swaps, different rices and beans to use and tips on making this into a meal prep recipe.

Low Calorie Carnitas Protein Bowls

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup Low Calorie Carnitas (or leftover shredded chicken or beef!)
  • ⅓ cup cooked white, brown, or cauliflower rice
  • ⅓ cup canned pinto or black beans 
  • ½ cup sliced romaine lettuce
  • ¼ cup Low Calorie Pico De Gallo (or store-bought)
  • ¼ cup Mexican cheese blend (or shredded cheddar cheese)
  • 2 tablespoons Low Calorie Guacamole
  • 2 tablespoons 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Low Calorie Carnitas Protein Bowls

Low Calorie Carnitas Protein Bowls

Healthy Carnitas Bowl Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: If serving as meal prep, you can serve this bowl cold. Or add the “hot ingredients” the carnitas, rice, and beans to one bowl, and the “cold” ingredients (the remaining ingredients) to a separate bowl. Then just heat up the “hot” ingredients and top with the cold ingredients to serve.
Leftover Storage & Reheat: I like to add the “hot ingredients” protein, rice and beans to one container, and the rest to a separate container. Then all I need to do rot reheat the meal is add the “hot” ingredients to a microwave for 1-2 minutes, or to a hot dry pan and cover, cooing on low until hot.

Low Calorie Carnitas Protein Bowls

Low Calorie Carnitas Protein Bowls

Low Calorie Carnitas Protein Bowls

Low Calorie Carnitas Protein Bowls

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These Low Calorie Carnitas Protein Bowls are just 406 calories, and that is based off the white rice and all the toppings!
Perfect for leftover carnitas (or shredded chicken or beef too!) these protein bowls make a great lunch or dinner, and are perfect for meal prep and batch cooking.
Special Tip: You can easily lower the carbs by swapping out the rice for cauliflower rice!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course dinner, lunch, meal prep
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 1 serving
Calories 406 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup Low Calorie Carnitas
  • cup cooked white, brown, or cauliflower rice
  • cup canned pinto or black beans drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup sliced romaine lettuce
  • ¼ cup Low Calorie Pico De Gallo or store-bought
  • ¼ cup Mexican cheese blend or shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Low Calorie Guacamole
  • 2 tablespoons 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Instructions
 

  • To a large bowl or meal prep container add carnitas, cooked rice, beans, pico de Gallo, and cheese.
  • Top with guacamole and greek yogurt, add the cilantro to the top of the rice and squeeze the lime juice over the rice as well, then serve, or cover for later.
  • If serving as meal prep, you can have this cold and prep as noted. Or add the “hot ingredients” the carnitas, rice, and beans to one bowl, and the remaining “cold” ingredients (the remaining ingredients) to a separate bowl. Then just heat up the “hot” ingredients and top with the cold ingredients to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 3cupsCalories: 406kcalCarbohydrates: 39.3gProtein: 46.3gFat: 9.4gSaturated Fat: 4.3gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 550mgPotassium: 982mgFiber: 4.3gSugar: 7.9gCalcium: 295mgIron: 8mg
Keyword Carnitas recipes, leftover carnitas, Low Calorie Carnitas Protein Bowls, protein bowls
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